Stone Cold Heart; gripping, tense and full of heart

Crikey, why have I only just discovered the Cat Kinsella crime thriller series now? Stone Cold Heart is the second book in the series and its a cracker – full of depth, intrigue and twists.…

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Something to Live For; thought-provoking and tender

Something to Live For, the debut novel from Richard Roper definitely has that ‘special something‘ – quirky, moving and poignant. It is also very uplifting. With echoes of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, this is…

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Crushed; a modern Shakespearean tragedy

Dramatic, dark and unnervingly brilliant is my description of Crushed, the new novel by award winning author Kate Hamer. Days after finishing it, I can’t stop thinking about this compelling, intense read. Crushed is the…

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The Forgotten Sister; an explosive portrayal of family dynamics

The Forgotten Sister is an emotionally charged slow burner. This is a skillfully crafted novel about adoption. It is raw, thought-provoking and a definite must-read. I really felt for each of the characters as Caroline…

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The Strawberry Thief: beautifully stirring the senses

I was mesmerised reading The Strawberry Thief. It is such a beautiful and evocative read; truly enchanting. The Strawberry Thief is the latest Chocolat novel by Joanne Harris; and dare I say, I think it’s…

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